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Lake Worth Beach burglary ends in shooting, deputies say

Suspect shot by owner of Lighthouse Smoke & Vape Shop
window of Lighthouse Vape & Smoke Shop broken after burglary
Posted at 7:15 AM, Oct 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 11:45:01-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — A burglary to a Lake Worth Beach business resulted in a shooting Wednesday morning, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to a shooting at the Lighthouse Smoke & Vape Shop on South Dixie Highway just after 4 a.m.

When they arrived, they found a burglary suspect suffering from a gunshot wound or wounds.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said detectives learned that the suspect threw a rock through the store window, which sounded the burglar alarm and notified the business owner.

Lake Worth Beach burglary leads to shooting, Oct. 13, 2021
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies investigate after a burglary led to a shooting in Lake Worth Beach.

Barbera said the owner arrived and confronted the suspect, leading to the shooting.

The suspect was taken to a hospital in stable condition. He was expected to survive.

Barbera said the suspect faces charges related to the burglary.